Peni Vea

205 lbs

Peni Vea


There’s nothing more than UNLV Rebels junior strong safety Peni Vea likes more than sticking his nose in the pile and making a play. A leader and playmaker in the secondary, Vea served as one of the Rebels co-captains in 2013 and earned honorable mention all-MWC honors in 2013 after leading UNLV in total tackles with 103. Vea will lead a potentially very strong and deep secondary in 2014 for UNLV and should push for more post-season honors.

High School

A 2011 graduate of Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Vea played safety, linebacker and returned punts and kickoffs. He earned Honolulu Star-Advertiser third-team all-state honors as well as all-district and all-Big Island honors after registering a team-high 85 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries and four inte...